Lost my city
What happens when you lose your city? Do you get to start over?
Pretty much. If you lose your only city, it's as if you restarted through settings. You choose your direction, and get a new city. And then it's back to building up. Try building more defenses and making more friends this time around.
Saw the title and thought aww. If you are still in your alliance when you're rimmed/log on it'll give you an option of restarting next to them.
You only get to start over if the city that was conquered was your last city. If you for example have 3 cities and lose one, you will just have 1 city less and no harm will be done. If indeed it's your last city, you will have to start over, or quit the server (if you don't plan on rebuilding)
Soooo, you can spend alot of money building your city and many hours building up your city just so some other player can come and take it all away from you in one night? Really? hmmmm I think Ill put my investments somewhere else this makes no sense to me. Being able to take the additional cities makes sense but taking the main away where a player (payer) has to start all over is not good business sense. Shame nice game but business wise. People who can afford to pay will obvious be at work making money while some fat kid living at home with mom will come along and steal your investment while your at work. Yes its an investment when its a game that costs money to excel. Shame would have liked to spent more time on this game but any loss of cash and time is not a game to me.
Respectfully, this opinion is biased and quite unfair. To say a "fat kid living at home with mom" will come along and "steal your investment" is horribly biased, offensive, and unfair. There are many players who play this game who work like anyone else. This is a war game. The purpose is to conquer others. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, but it is always fair and equal that all players have the same chance to win. With over 16 million players, Grepolis has proven to be a strategy game that many can play and enjoy and the vast majority of them will not win. Worlds open regularly to give players a chance to grow and hone their skills and get better, but even with that, most players will be conquered. Only the strong survive. This is Grepolis.
Originally Posted by BushWhacker
You forgot Daedalus.
Anyways Bush, the conquest system is designed to allow maximum time for the defender to be aware that there is/will be a conquer attempt on his city, while not taking too long. The Revolt system, which is currently on Alpha (us1), takes 12 hours after a successful attack before you can attempt to conquer a city. The Conquest system, which is currently on Beta (us2), takes 24/world speed (in the case of Beta (speed 2), it would take 12) hours to conquer the city, during which case your allies and friends can attempt to stop the conquest by attacking your city (it makes sense in context).
Oh, and you can do pretty well without gold, gold just streamlines things, such as farming and city management, and can speed up construction and recruitment, but you can't buy the resources you'll need without a heck of a lot of gold and luck.
There's my 2 cents, do with it as you will.
You don't need money to be "good" at this game. I have never spent a dime on this game and I used to not play alot and I should have a second city today or tommorow. And I don't get why people think that all the good players are fat kids that have no life. And if you don't want to be conquered play simcity, or if you still want to play grepolis I know that the .en server has a perfect world for you, it's called Hyperborea, just thought I would direct you to that.
So my city is in the process of being conquered. I had a large volume of troops, IMO, that were defending for the original attack and for the subsequent attack I had far less produced and they were all defeated. Is there anything I can do to protect my city? Assuming no one in my alliance is able to help then am I correct in that my city will go to conqueror and my city I've been working on for 20 days will be gone permanently and I will have to start with nothing again? Assuming it does, what prevents the person who conquered me before from taking over a new city that I found, since they know I will be vulnerable?
Last edited by Pheryx; 08-30-2012 at 10:35 PM.
If your alliance isn't able to help you break a conquest, I'd suggest you to find a different one, because that's nonsense.
Originally Posted by Pheryx
Anyhow, to your question, there's not much you can do yourself when you're being conquered (I assume you're talking about a conquest world). You'll simply have to wait, or hit restart if you don't feel like waiting to be conquered. If you have only 1 city and all troops were killed, and nobody is able to help you, you can count that city as 'lost'.
And, what you can do to prevent? You can't prevent a conquest to happen, but you can make it harder. Build up your wall to a high level for a good extra def %. Build a tower, if that's what it takes, and have a steady defence with moderately balanced defences (Don't solely build swordsmen, make archers and hoplites too, or you'll be vulnerable).
Might you see a conquest attempt heading towards your city, cancel all building orders and demolish the tower, so that it'll be gone a few minutes after the conquest starts. If the enemy doesn't get through, cancel the demolishing, and start building other buildings again. This way you will profit from the tower's presence, but your enemy won't.